Galloway wins by-election

George Galloway has taken a victory tour of Bradford after winning the Bradford West by-election with a majority of over 10,000.

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George Galloway defiant in Bradford victory

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Nick Cohen, David Aaronovitch… EAT your treacherous hearts out. I WON! #bradfordwest

George Galloway has hit back at critics on twitter after being widely mocked for a tweet that described his Bradford by-election victory as a "Blackburn triumph."

The Guardian's Nick Cohen criticised Galloway in an opinion piece, whilst Times columnist David Aaronovitch hit out at him on twitter.

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George Galloway walks out of Channel 4 interview

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@georgegalloway just walked out of an interview with me. I'd suggested arrogant to compare by-election victory with Arab spring. Watch at 7

George Galloway has walked out of a Channel 4 News interview after presenter Cathy Newman asked him whether it was slightly presumptious or arrogant of him to compare his victory in the Bradford West by-election to Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East.

Galloway celebrates by-election victory with open-top bus tour

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MP George Galloway celebrates his West Bradford by-election victory on a bus Credit: PA

Galloway later boarded a bus for a celebratory tour of his constituency and Bradford city centre.

Puffing on a cigar, he made victory signs on the top deck amid the crowd's cheers.

Referring to his stint on TV reality show Big Brother, one supporter said: "The pussy cat was the disguise of a lion."

Galloway shrugs off egg protest

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MP George Galloway (centre) waves to fans in an open top bus tour in Bradford Credit: PA

Newly elected West Bradford MP George Galloway shrugged off Thomas Johnson's egg protest, saying the eggs had not hit him.

"He wasn't very good," he said. "Protesting? Against me? The man who got chosen by 56% of the people yesterday?"

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Protestor says he "wanted to insult" George Galloway

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George Galloway supporters confront protestor Thomas Johnson after he threw eggs at the Bradford MP Credit: PA

The protestor who "egged" George Galloway said he "wanted to insult" the newly elected Bradford MP.

Thomas Johnson said: "Why would any city want a politician who got kicked out of two constituencies? Who hasn't got the common sense not to act like a submissive cat on TV? I wanted to insult him."

Protester throws eggs at Galloway

A lone protester attempted to pelt newly elected MP George Galloway with eggs as he celebrated his by-election victory.

Thomas Johnson, 26, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, called Mr Galloway a "parasite" as he threw the eggs towards him.

The attack happened as the MP left his party's West Bradford headquarters and prepared to board his open-top bus for a tour of the city.

Mr Galloway was not hit but eggs exploded on to the windows of the Chambers Solicitors office, where the campaign was based, and showered those standing below with yolks, egg whites and fragments of shell.

Mr Johnson shouted: "He's a sycophant, he's a greedy leech, he's a parasite on this city."

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